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of an egg ; add two well-beaten eggs, a tablespoonf ul of sugar, a tea- spoonful of salt. Mix all together quickly into a soft dough, with one eup of milk, or more if needed. Eoll out nearly half of an inch thick. Cut into biscuits, and bake immediately in a quick oven from fifteen to twenty minutes.
PARKER HOUSE ROLLS.
ONE pint of milk, boiled and cooled, a piece of butter the size of an egg, one-half cupful of fresh yeast, one tablespoonful of sugar, one pinch of salt, and two quarts of sifted flour.
Melt the butter in the warm milk, then add the sugar, salt and flour, and let it rise over night. Mix rather soft. In the morning, add to this half of a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in a spoonful of water. Mix in enough flour to make the same stiffness as any biscuit dough ; roll out not more than a quarter of an inch thick. Cut with a large round cutter ; spread soft butter over the tops and fold one-half over the other by doubling it. Place them apart a little so that there will be room to rise. Cover and place them near the fire for fifteen or twenty minutes before baking. Bake in rather a quick oven.
PARKER HOUSE ROLLS. (Unfermented.)
THESE rolls are made with baking powder, and are much sooner made, although the preceding recipe is the old original one from the " Parker House." Stir into a quart of sifted flour three large tea- spoonfuls of baking powder, a tablespoonful of cold butter, a tea- spoonful of salt and one of sugar, and a well-beaten egg ; rub all well into the flour, pour in a pint of cold milk, mix up quickly into a smooth dough, roll it out less than half an inch thick, cut with a large biscuit- cutter, spread soft butter over the top of each ; fold one-half over the other by doubling it, lay them a little apart on greased tins. Set them immediately in a pretty hot oven. Eub over the tops with sweet milk before putting in the oven, to give them a glaze.
THREE cups of sweet milk, one cup of butter and lard, mixed in equal proportions, one-half cup of good yeast, or half a cake of com- pressed yeast, and a teaspoonful of salt. Add flour enough to make a stiff dough. Let it rise over night ; in the morning, add two well- beaten eggs ; knead thoroughly and let it rise again. With the hands,